“When it’s cold outside, I want the month of May…” I agree with The Temptations. I, too, would relish in May’s whether right now. But alas, winter is here, despite global warming’s attempts to thwart it’s arrival.
So what do we do? We go to the garden. Not the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (which is an excellent option by the by) but the Fader Garden. My parents have a backyard that my mom has been cultivating since 1999. Recently, my son has grown to love this place.
He runs around, sometimes in his pajamas, sometimes in clothes, but don’t worry Jewish mothers: he is warm enough!
He loves to stick his hands in the dirtiest possible things he can, the bird bath and its disgusting water etc. But his activities are not all gross. he also will eat the fresh fruits and vegetables that my mom grows, i.e. broccoli, raspberries, lettuce and more.
When we don’t feel like braving the cold to get to the playground, we hit up the Fader Garden.